Lunch & Learn at the Library ~ Now ONLINE!

September 17, 2019

Library Lunch & Learn - Now Online! Learn about Library tools, databases and research methods. New videos added regularly. library.rrc.caBring your lunch and learn a new skill

The Lunch and Learn program is going online! We will be uploading weekly videos of our popular Lunch & Learn topics to this blog site. Links are available in the Schedule below.

The Red River College Library will be presenting a series of drop-in mini-lectures in our classroom this year. Each session will feature one topic to help you find and access quality information efficiently. Topics include:

  • OneSearch (new and enhanced!)
  • Specialty databases and tools such as RefWorks, Knovel, Nursing Reference Centre, and UpToDate
  • Research topics such as identifying Peer-Reviewed Journals and preventing information overload by using Google, Wikipedia and the Web effectively

Location: Online

2020 Series Schedule

Date Time Link to webinar Video Topic (click for more information & links) Facilitator
Sept 9 Video
(14:27, CC
OneSearch (new and improved) Rosemary
Sept 14 Video
(28:37, CC)
Research Skills Rosemary
Sept 15 12:00 – 12:50 pm WebEx
(click to join)
Technology Literacy Basics
Sept 16 Video
(21:30, CC)
RefWorks – Reference management Rosemary
Sept 21 Video
(14:42, CC)
UpToDate: point-of-care clinical database Lynn
Sept 23 Video
(20:30, CC)
Peer-Review Rosemary
Sept 23 12:00 – 12:50 pm WebEx
(click to join)
Technology Literacy Basics
Sept 28 Video
(12:21, CC)
Advanced CINAHL (Nursing database) Joan
Sept 30 Video
Crediting Ideas: Resources to Help Avoid Plagiarism Fatima
Oct 1 12:00 – 12:50 pm WebEx
(click to join)
Technology Literacy Basics
Oct 5 Video (22:41, CC) The New PubMed *NEW* Rosemary
Oct 7 Video
(16:59, CC)
Business Source Complete (Business database) *NEW* Lynn
Oct 14 Video
(23:20, CC)
Knovel (Engineering database) Rosemary
Oct 19 Video
(9:45, CC)
Nursing Reference Centre (database) Joan
Oct 21 Video (16:10) How to be Info-Savvy: Tips for Navigating Online Information

(formerly: How not to drown in information)
Oct 26 Video (16:20) RxTx *NEW*
(pharmaceutical & therapeutic database)
Oct 28 Video
(8:58, CC)
IBISWorld (Business database) *NEW* Lynn
Nov 2 Coming Soon! Rejuvenate Your Learning: Making the Most of LinkedIn Learning
Nov 4 Video
(10:26, CC)
 MarketLine (Business database) *NEW* Lynn

The schedule is subject to change — always check the Events Calendar at for current sessions.

Series Descriptions

Advanced CINAHL (Nursing database)

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature with full-text coverage of 770 health journals.  Attend this session if you would like to build better searches, know more about MeSH Subject headings, or just be more successful in your searches.

Business Source Complete (Database)

**NEW – Coming Fall 2020**

This essential database for business students contains tens of thousands of full-text journal and magazine articles as well as newspaper items and e-books. Find current news stories, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more greatly enhance your understanding of the world of business.

Crediting Ideas: Resources to Help Avoid Plagiarism

This short overview offers students a chance to learn about citation tools and references to better credit ideas.

How to be Info-Savvy: Tips for Navigating Online Information

(Formerly named: How not to drown in information)

How do we find creditable information without getting overloaded and cynical? Take the time to learn gain learn about the challenges in searching for accurate information online. In addition, develop some techniques to develop a savvy approach to information gathering for the assignment and beyond.

IBISWorld (Business database) 

**NEW – Coming Fall 2020**

For Business students and anyone researching industry information, IBISWorld is a go-to database. It provides access to Canadian and US industry reports containing trends, market information, industry statistics, competitive landscape, and other industry-related information.

Knovel (Engineering database)

Civil Engineering, Construction, Electrical & Power Engineering, Electronics & Semiconductors, 
Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering, Welding Engineering & Materials Joining

Knovel is more than a database of e-books covering a variety of engineering subject areas. This unique database also features interactive tools including Properties Materials Search; Interactive Equations, the browser-based calculation software – Equation Solver, detailed Unit Converter, Steam Calculators, Interactive Periodical Table, and the ability to create and share folders of your saved results and work.
Learn the basics of this powerful tool in a quick lunchtime lecture.

MarketLine (Business database)

**NEW – Coming Fall 2020**

Business and Marketing students need to locate quality business information. Be sure to familiarize yourself with Marketline to access 50,000 industry, company, and country profiles. Profiles offer standardized market data, competitive analysis, and other insights into business organization and function. You will also find socio and macroeconomic insights.

The New PubMed (Nursing database)

**NEW – Coming Fall 2020**

PubMed is an open-access database, created by the National Library of Medicine, that contains more than 30 million citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed biomedical literature. PubMed is used by researchers the world over. In this session, we will explore the multiple facets of the popular PubMed database.

Nursing Reference Center (Database)

Designed specifically for nurses, this resource provides evidence-based information for point of care, continuing education, drug databases, nursing research, and more.
Come out and learn what the Nursing Reference Center (NRC) can do for you.

OneSearch (new and improved)

The library has upgraded its Online Catalogue! The new and improved, OneSearch will search print books, ebooks, and a variety of databases simultaneously. Come spend 30 min in the library and learn how to use this powerful tool.


For many disciplines, peer-reviewed research is required. Not sure if your perfect article is Peer-Reviewed? Check out this session to learn: what is a peer-reviewed (or scholarly) article or journal, how to identify a peer-reviewed article, and where to find peer-reviewed articles.

RefWorks – Reference Management

RefWorks simplifies the process of research, collaboration, data organization, and writing by providing an easy-to-use tool for citation, bibliography, and reference management.
Learn the basics of using this web-based tool and make writing your papers that much easier.
For any person who needs to write and cite!

Rejuvenate Your Learning: Making the Most of LinkedIn Learning

**NEW – Coming Fall 2020**

The learning videos formerly known as have found their way into course work and even our library guides. This session provides a refresher on what it is and navigating the various parts of a LinkedIn Learning Course to take advantage of this powerful tool for learning.
  • View the presentation online (recording) — Coming Soon!
  • Get a closer look (online presentation PowerPoint)
  • Go beyond the presentation — Check out the Guide — Coming soon!

Research Skills

The number one problem students have when searching is creating keywords and building them into useful search strategies.
Join us and learn some more advanced techniques to breakdown your search question, make finding keywords easier, and using operators to create useful search strategies.

RxTx (Pharmaceutical & therapeutic database)

**NEW – Coming Fall 2020**

RxTx is Canada’s authoritative source for prescribing and managing drug therapy, providing online access to evidence-based, reliable Canadian drug, and therapeutic information. In this session, we will explore the multiple facets of the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association’s RxTx database.

Technology Literacy Basics

**NEW – Coming Fall 2020**Live webinars**

As Red River College shifts many programs and courses to an online environment, it is very important to develop basic skills to participate and collaborate in online learning experiences offered through RRC. Learn best practices and tips for using College-approved applications, including LEARN, HUB, Webex, MS Teams, and Office 365.

(If you are having trouble joining please contact Nick or Kaleigh directly for assistance.)

UpToDate: Point-of-care Clinical Database

UpToDate is a point-of-care medical and drug database that contains clinical information intended to assist medical professionals in treating their patients.  It is available to students and staff at Red River College from the Library’s website and can be accessed via an app from anywhere and at any time on your own mobile device. The database is intended for use in clinical settings specifically to improve patient treatment by delivering current information at the point of need, supporting timely decision making, and ensuring consistent care. Learn more about what this database has to offer and how to access and use it.

More Information

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If you have comments or feedback about the L&L program, suggestions for topics that you would like to see presented in an upcoming series, or you would like a Lunch and Learn topic presented in your class, please contact Rosemary Woodby at